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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 20
Unique Experiments
Seen By Col. Logan]
University Professor Sees Interesting Inventions In Schenectady
In an interview granted t) the
Ubyssey, Colonel H. T. Logan described some of thc things he had
seen in a trip to Schenectady, where
he attended the Centennial Convention of Psi Upsilon, a convention
which marked the 100th anniversary
of lite founding of the fraternity.
Schenectady is the home ot the
General Electric Co., and in tie enormous factories there, 25,000 men are
employed. Colonel Logan attended
a display tn the research laboratories
where new inventions are worked
out for practical use, and problems
are investigated which confront new
electrical appliances.
Pop Corn This Easy Way
Among the many interesting exhibitions was frozen light, and corn
popped by radio active heat. Radium
in lead containers was used to create radio-active areas, and in such
an area n tube containing pop corn
was inserted, where in a short time
it began to pop.
The demonstrator passed :As hand
through this field, and was able by
the radio-activity generated, to light
an electric bulb which he touched to
his fingers. A sodium light was demonstrated; this is an 80 watt lamp in
which sodium takes the place of nitrogen. One of these illuminated the
whole lecture room so that fine type
could be read in any part of the
room. These lights will probably be
used in street illumination; placed
at 100 yard intervals along a road,
they give a light almost like daylight obviating the necessity for
lights on vehicles. They would of
course be much cheaper than other
light, since so much energy is saved.
"Look!"  "I'm Ustenlng."
Photographs of sound waves came
next. The photos appeared on a film,
and looked very much like splash.s
of water. High notes produced waves
in long fingers, vhile low notes produced long wavy  lines.
Colonel Logan also saw the transmission of sound by means of a neon
light and a photo tube. Experimenters had succeeded in carrying sound
this way for distances of twenty-five
miles, reproducing it accurately.
Photo tubes and a loud speaker were
used for recording the sound. The
example used was a tune played on
a gramophone, which was transmitted to the photo tube by neon light,
and through th. photo tube transmitted    to   the   loud   speaker.    The
Lecture Series
On Musical Lore
To Be Sponsored
A committee has been formed for
the purpose of inviting Mr. Allard de |
Ridder, conductor of the Vancouver
Symphony orchestra, to give a comprehensive course of lectures on Music Appreciation in connection with
the concerts of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
The course is designed to further
the enjoyment of symphonic music. It
will include a survey of musical
form and orchestration. The lectures
will be illustrated by use of the piano, and presentation of instruments
of the orchestra, and the playing of
gramophone records.
The course is to consist of eight
lectures, given alternate Mondays and
will begin on Monday, Jan. 15th, at
8:15 p.m. in the Vanderpant Galleries. 1216 Robson Street.
The fee for the entire course will
be $3.00 single lecture, 50c.
Further information may be obtained from any member of the Committee.
Committee: Dr. G. G. Sedgewick,
Mrs. F. C. Saunders, Mr. Charles E.
Shaw, Bay. 1530 R; Miss Jean Russell, Mar. 195; Miss Beth Abernethy,
Bay. 804; or University Registrar's
principle was the alternation of current in neon light, made by sound
One of the experiments is now in
practical use in a canning factory in
Schenectady, that of sorting black
and white beans by radio active
Jumps, Runs, Blue Pigs
On his way East, Colonel Logan
saw two Intercollegiate Rugby games.
At the Toronto-Queens game in Toronto, a foot of snow was taken off
the field before play began, and one
end of the playing field was ice.
Sinclair, a Toronto full-back, (who
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Sources     Musicians Start
Of Water  Inrlens« Aclivity
Outlined For Next Term
Carleton Clay
Mr. Clay is directing Ibsen's play,
"A Doll's House," which will be produced at the Vancouver Little Theatre Friday and Saturday of this week.
The evening performance begins at
8:15 and there will be a matinee performance on Saturday at 2:30. The cast
of the play includes several actors well
known in University circles.
U.B.C. Dentists
Win Honors
At Portland
Another slap on the back for U.B.C.
Three British Columbian men who received their Pre Med here graduated
rom Portland D.ntal College last
year and received the highest honors that it is possible to attain in
the dental profession. They were elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon
a honorary national dental fraternity.
These men were Drs. Newby, Elder
and Whiteworth.
There are four UB.C. men in this
year'- graduating class and it looks
as if they too are going to bring
more glory to their original Alma
Copies of the Ubyssey are sent regularly to Portland and read with
interest by our former students. One
of them, Kenneth McWilliams, has
sent up the name "Warriors" as his
contribution to the competition for
a name for the teams.
Mr. Cleveland Speaks
To Institute
"The Greeks were amongst the first
people to carry out works for water
supply," declared Mr, E. A. Cleveland at a meeting of the Vancouver
Institute Saturday evening. The address, held in Arts 100, covered the
ancient, medieval and modern sources of water supply and the problems of great cities to gain an adequate one.
Jacob's WeU
"It is said," Mr. Cleveland continued, "that Rcme was founded
where it is, because of the springs
which issued from about the Seven
Hills." He told how wells have been
important sources of water since
early history. In Jerusalem's most
ancient well, there was dug up, fifty
years ago* a Phoenician tablet which
describes, when ttanslated, the work
of the miners in making the tunnels
which feed this well with water.
Jacob's Well, of Biblical refeience,
had been dug 290 feet through solid
rock. He compared the Marine Buildings height of 220 feet.
Roman Aqueducts
As people collected more in communities, the need for larger quantities of water grew. Aqueducts were
built in Greece and later in Rome.
Before the down-fall of the Empire
there were 395 miles of aqueducts,
lined with cement and with fifty
miles of arches to support them. Forty years after the Hun occupation all
these viaducts and systems had disintegrated.
During the Middle Ages, Mr. Cleveland said, little attention was paid to
watei supply problems. Pestilence and
plague were clue to their gi'osslv
polluted water. The City of Loiilcr,
however, has contributed more to the
solution of water supply problems
than any other city. Even in 1066,
the conquering Romans found her, a
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The noon-hour talk by Dean Brock
on the Occupations for which the
Applied Science Courses are suitable
preparations, scheduled for Tuesday,
Dec. 5, will be postponed till next
Sunday Symphony
Widely Acclaimed
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's fourth concert at the Strand
Theatre on Sunday proved to be the
finest yet given. The audience responded enthusiastically to the efforts of Mr. de Ridder and the Orchestra.
The feature of the program, the
Vivaldi Concerto, arranged for four
pianos and string orchestra, did not
receive the unanimous approval of
the audience, although it was more
popular than the arrangement for
four violins.
The outstanding number of the
program was Vaughan William's Overture to the "Wasps", a selection
brilliantly played by the Orchestra.
The Mozart Symphony in D wps
well received by the audience; but
it was played a little heavily for
music of its type.
The Henry VIII dances were
charmingly played and received the
applause they so well deserved
The final selection on the program,
Tschaikowsky's Caprice Italien. was
accorded a tremendous ovation by
the audience.—J. A. B.
Exchange Dope
Is Announced
By Committee
Inter-Varsity Student
Exchange Rules
College Heads Eulogize Benefits Of
With the announcement of the Exchange Scholarships for 1934-35, a limited number of students at the University of British Columoia will have
the opportunity of obtaining a year's
scholarship at some other Canadian
university. These scholarships, which
are sponsored by the National Federation of Canadian University Students, enable students to study at an
"exchange" university for one year
without paying tuition fees or Student
Union Fees. The N.F.C.U.S. representative on this campus is Mark Collins and prospective applicants can
obtain full details from him.
The Exchange of Undergraduates
Plan was initiated about six years ago
by the executive of the N.F.C.U.S.,
and came into operation five years
ago after the presidents, registrars
and financial authorities fo the Canadian universities had given their
consent. Under the plan the universities are divided into four groups,
the University of British Columbia,
the universities of the Prairie Provinces, the universities of Ontario and
Quebec and the universities of tho
Maritimes. Scholarships may be awarded only where a student of one
university wishes to obtain a scholarship at a university in a different
"division." This is subject to one exception, Ontario students may apply
for scholarships to French-Canadian
universities in Quebec for the purpose of taking special studies In the
French language and vice versa.
Any student, male or female, may
Election Results Announced;   Mikado
Eliminations Start
Noon  Hour  Recitals
Resumed In Spring
After two hectic months of try-outs
and meetings, the Musical Society
has buckled down to serious work on
the Mikado, the selection of the committee for the Spring presentation.
Owing to the resignation of the executive new elections have been
found necessary. Pending the pos
sible adoption of a new constitution,
Alice Rowe, of Pinafore and Iolanthe
fame, and the newly elected vice-
president, will act in the capacity of
president. The full list of officials
is as follows: hon. pres., Dr. McDonald; pres., Alice Rowe; vice-pres.,
Velia Marin; sec'y., Florence Foell-
mer; men's rep., Biff McLeod; womens' rep., Kay Coles; orchestra rep.,
Herbert Sladen; dir„ C. Haydn Williams.
The full score for both chorus and
orchestra are on hand and already
the chorus has commenced work.
The preliminary try-outs for the
February performance have been
made, and it appears that a surprisingly large amount of talent is available for the principal roles. These
try-outs were judged on the basis of
voice and familiarity with the score;
but when in tho new term a further test is made, the would-be principals will be judged on the combined
points of voice, speech and acting.
The committee has already decided
on two or three voices for each part.
Thc cast will be announced early in
The tentative list is as follows:
Mikado—Messrs.   Stead   ancl   Carey.
Nnnki-Poo—Messrs. Thompson ancl
Ko-Ko— Messrs. Ellis, McLeod. Carey  and  Macdonald.
Pooh-Bah—Messrs. Bell and Stead.
Pish-Tush — Messrs. Saunders,
Southcott, Salisbury,  and Ireland.
Yum-Yum—Misses Rowe, Atkinson,
Pitti-Sing—Misses Fraser ancl Hen-
Peep-Bo — Misses McLeod a n d
Katisha — Misses E. Walker and
It is still possible for students to
compete for the principal roles.
It is regrettable that the noon-hour
recitals which in recent years have
formed a large part of the Society's
activitise hove been discontinued but
it will be welcome news i<> tlie patrons of these recitals that two or
three have been planned for tlie new
Pat McTaggart-Cowan
Named Rhodes Scholar
Graduated Last Year With Combined Honors
In Mathematics and Physics
Was President of Mathematics, Physics and
Badminton Clubs
Arts  '35  Will  Hold
Party Next Term
At last night's Council Meeting, it
was e'ecided to give permission to the
class of Arts '33 to hold their class
party in the Spanish Grill, Hotel
Vancouver, on February 22nd.
apply if he is, at the time of his application, in the second year of his
course or, in thc case of five year
courses, in the second or third year.
It is a condition of each appointment
that the Exchange Scholar must return at the conclusion of his scholarship year to complete his course at
his "homo" university. Consequently
a Sophomore taking the usual four-
year Arts course may be awarded a
scholarship for his third year; in the
case of five-year courses the scholarship" may be awarded either for the
third or fourth year.
An Exchange Scholar is expected
to be a representative student of his
"home" university in every way. It
is not necesary that he should have
a first-class academic standing but he
must be a competent student who will
be able to enter freely into the life
of the 'exchange' university without
fear of class-room consequences.
About fifty-five students have received Exchange Scholarships during
the past five years. This year a total
of six are enjoying the privileges
of the Exchange Plan, one at McGill,
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Patrick McTaggart-Cowan is this year's Rhodes Scholar
from the University of B.C. His appointment was announced
last Saturday by the scholarship committee.
He is a North Vancouver boy, graduating last year with
Combined Honours in Mathematics and Physics. He has won
an award each year of his course, recieving the Anne Westbrook
Scholarship on his graduation.
<§> Instructor In Physics
He acted as an instructor in Physics
during the summer session, all his
students passing, which is a record that
any professor might be proud of. During the winter he has been coaching
large classes in both his subjects.
This winter he has interested himself in building a Fabry-Perot quartz
interferometer, a project involving
much work and an extremely delicate
technique. This instrument is used
in advanced experiments in the investigation o^ light rays, and so far the
only successful ones that have yet
been constructed have been made in
London, England. The chief difficulties are in the polishing and grinding
of the quartz lenses, and the preparing of "parallel plates," in which an
error oi! one-tenth that is permissible
in the finest spectacle lens will render
them useless.
While at Oxford, Mr. McTaggart-
Cowan plans to work under Dr.
Schroedinger, winner of last year's
Nobel prize in Physics. Dr. Schroedinger has had a distinguished career in
German universities, and has only recently moved to Oxford. It is said
that with his presence on their faculty,
Oxford for the first time will rival
the pre-eminence of Cambridge in
this department of science.
Many Activities
The new Rhodes scholar is one of
the most energetic students that this
University has yet seen. He has done
this fall the same amount of work that
the average candidate does in the
year allotted hiin for the M.A. thesis.
His energy and ability are expected
to produce great results.
The requirements in the realms of
leadership and sport under the Rhodes
Scholarship plan assure that his prominence is not entirely academic. Last
year he was president of the Mathematics Club, and of the Physics Club.
He has played on the first badminton
team, and this year is president of
the Badminton Club.
Patrick McTaggart-Cowan
This year the Rhodes Scholar from
the University of B. C. will be Pat-
trick McTaggart-Cowan. Pat, as he is
known' on the campus, as well as having a distinguished academic career
behind him, is well known in athletic
circle.. During the summer session,
he was an instructor of Physics at
the University. While at Oxford, he
plans to work under Dr. Schroedinger,
winner of last year's Nobel prize in
University Men
Meet In Ontario
For Conference
Mark Collins To Be
Delegate From B.C.
The Executive Council of the National Federation of Canadian University Students will meet this year
at the University of Western Ontario, it is announced by Percy Davies, M. P., N.F.C.U.S. Secretary.
Starting on December 26th, the meetings will continue until December
It is expected that delegates will be
present from almost every university
in Canada. The last conference was
held at McMaster University in December, 1931. At the conference this
year Melvin Kenny of the University
of Toronto will preside. Kenny has
been president of the Federation for
'he past two years. Mark Collins is
the U.B.C. representative.
Chinese     Students'     Varsity
Club, Arts 102, noon.
S.C.M.   meeting,   Aggie   100,
U.B.C. Engineering Soc, Aggie 100, noon.
C.   L.   MacDonald   will   lecture  with  moving  pictures on
"Empires of Steel," and "Spans
Exams from Dec. 9, 9:00 a.m.
to Dec. 21, 3 p.m.
Sports Editor
Resigns From
Ubyssey Staff
Chris. Fletcher, sport editor of the
Ubyssey, finds it necessary to retire
from his position. The reasons for
his retirement are that he finds it
increasingly difficult to cope with
the exigencies of his Commerce
course, and his position as a member
of thc executive of the Players' Club
and do full justice to his office on
the university newspaper. Under
Chris's guiding hand the sport page
gained its peak, several issues ago
when sport news covered the two
outer pages of the Ubyssey, up till
now its greatest spread.
For those who cannot remember
the issue it was the one after the
game played in the fog against Alberta. It was embelished by a shadow cut on the front page.
It is with great regret that fcl'ow
members of the staff receive Chris's
A watch. Upon identification of
same, will return it to owner. Apply
to Milton Share, through thc Arts
Letter Rack or Phone Bay. 4163 after
8 p.m.
LOST—A pair of black kid gloves.
Please return to Mr. Horn's office. Page Two
Tuesday, December 5, 1933
All-Blacks Continue
Winning Streak By
Downing Varsity
Dalton  Converts  40-
Yard Penalty
All-Blacks   To   Play
Stanford Here
After holding the  All-Black  Ruggers to a 3-3 score in the first half,
'arsity   went   down  before   the  tide
f black  shirts who surged forward
o a 11-3 victory.
The All-Blacks deserved their win,
but in the Varsity squad they found
the toughest nut they've had to crack
this season. Not until the  last  moments of play when Lester planted the
ball between the Varsity posts were
the  North  Shore  fifteen  certain   of
not blotting an otherwise ctaan sheet.
With the  All-Blacks   leading   3-0,
Chris  Dalton,  Varsity three-quarter,
irovlded the thrill of the day by con-
erting a penalty kick from 40 yards
ut, to tie the score.
By reason  of  their win,  the  All
Blacks will meet the University of
Stanford  here  on  the  27th of  this
month it was announced by Rugby
officials Saturday.
Varsity kicked off and on an ensuing scrum down Roxborough obtained possession and started a three
movement which carried the play to
the Varsity 5-yard line. Varsity forwards relieved pressure by dribbling to centre field. The Blacks again
carried the ball to the Varsity line,
but Brand cleared with a kick to
Ken Mercer carried the ball at his
feet for twenty yards. Roxborough
picked up a loose ball and broke
away but was brought down by Ken
Mercer. Carey converted a penalty for
offside to give his team a 3-0 advantage. At the kick off Varsity
forced the play. At this point of the
game Dalton converted the 40-yard
penalty kick.
Scrum followed scrum in the opening minutes of the second half. Then
Roxorough and Kinnimont carried the
ball inside the Varsity twenty-five
area. On the scrum down Roxborough dummied his way through most
of the Varsity team for a try. Duncan failed to convert.
The students were making a desperate effort to even the count. Twice
they were within scoring distance,
but couldn't quite get over. The
North Shore full-back was handling
and kicking beautifully. Just before
time the Black threes passed across
the field to Les'er who scored. Carey
converted to make the final score
The playing of Roxborough and
Carey and the kick by Dalton were
the highlights of the game.
Th. lineup: Brand .Dalton, Leggat, Owen, Pugh, A. Mercer, K. Mercer, Tye, Senkler, Harrison, Pyle,
Pearson, Maguire, Upward and Morris.
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English Rugby
First Div. 3—All Blacks 11
Second Div. 0— All Blacks 0
Third Div. 0—Ex-Normal 3
Senior 0—Vikings 1
Junior 1—Little Mountain 6
Senior 32-B. & W. Oil 26
Senior 27—McKenzie Fraser 12
int. A V. & D. 32—Vandals 42
Varsity Senior Basketball
Squad Ends First Half Of
Season With Two Victories
Ken. Mercer, captain of the 1st division English Rugby team, who will
lead his squad against the fifteen
from California on Christmas day
Ken's able playing in the .position of
five-eights has aided the students to
make the excellent showing that they
have so far this year.
2nd Team Hold
All-Black To
Scoreless Tie
A hard fighting second division
English Rugby team was held to a
scoreless tie on Saturday by the worth
Shore All Blacks. Although Varsity
pressed repeatedly, forcing the black
shirts to touch down, they were unable to cross the North Shore line.
The game was marred by a serious
injury sustained by George Armstrong,  Varsity scrum man.
Armstrong was injured late in the
second half when he caught his foot
under tlie prostrate form of Pat Ellis ancl fell forward breaking his
shin and tibia bones. First aid was
rendered by one of the spectators
when the accident took place, then
he was rushed to the North Vancouver Hospital, He was brought over
to Vancouver Sunday afternoon and
he is at present at the Vancouver
General Hospital. Due to the seriousness of the injury he will be forced
to remain in the hospital for some
The North Shore team pressed for
the opening few minutes but the students repelled their attacks ancl from
thn on, except for short intervals,
they forced the play. Macdonald, wing
three for the Blue and Gold team
was forced to leave the field when
he wrencned his knee. Varsity threatened several times in this half but
the team lacked the final scoring
In the second half the student fif-
Varsity Soccer
' J Team Loses 1-0
In a listless game played ;■>. McBride Park on Saturday Vikings
avenged their former 5-1 defeat at
the hands of the students by beatinj
Varsity 1-0 in the first round of the
Imperial  Cup series.
The result came as a distinct surprise to all followers of the soccer
code in the city. Varsity was handicapped by the fact that several members of tho squad were injured ancl
that McGill, full-back, and Tong
Louie, half-back, were absent. Thurber was brought up from the junio.'
ranks to fill one of the vacant positions. McDougall, another student
player, did not arrive till the ffrst
half was almost finished.
The winning goal was scored in
the opening minutes of play when
McLean of the Vikings eluded Jock
Waugh to score easily. Up to the
scoring of this goal the game had
been slow, but Varsity, faced with
defeat, assumed the offensive. Try
as they would Varsity forward line
could not penetrate the defense of
the Vikings and the game ended with
the score still 1-0
The forward line showed anything
but the form of its previous game.
The half line of Stewart, Wolfe and
Thurber played well.
In view of thc oncoming Christmas
Exams Varsity will not take part in
any  game  until after Christmas.
McKenzie-Fraser Defeated 27-15 — B. & W.
Oils 6n Short End of 32-26
Bardsley Forgets To Duck, Receives Shiner
Support   Your   Teams
Swimming Club
AU those who wish to turn out
during the Christmas holidays, to
keep in shape for the Washington
meet, should either get in touch with
Coach Cox at Sey. 8253 or with Jack
Bourne through the Arts Letter Rack.
The team will be entirely a men's
teen continued their attacking game
but the North Shore team held them
scoreless.   It   was   in   this   half   that
| Armstrong was hurt. The absence of
Armstrong although it hampered the
j the  students  did   not  prevent  them
| from forcing the All Blacks to touch
I down several times. The game ended
'without either team scoring.
The coveted interclass soccer cup
which is once more up for compel-
tion, At present Education and Science '35 seem to be the most logical
winners of the trophy.
'Winchell' Elson
Appointed Editor
Dick (Scoop Winchell) Elson has
been promoted to the position of
Sports Editor with the retirement of
Christopher (Chris. Pokerface) Fletcher. Mr. Elson .synonms have been
gained through hi': efforts in thc field
of journalism while attending the
University of British Columbia. Dirk
joined the Ubyssey in the fal of 10 'J
after spending the fall term as o
lowlv reporter he was promoted to
the position of assistant sport editor
at the start of the spring term. *»\hen
Winchell returned to the University
this fall he found himself raised to
the position of Associate Sport Lch-
tor. With the retirement of Mr.
Fletcher his metcric rise continues.
Scoops speciality is page make-up.
Up till now he has been in charge
of  the Thursday  edition.
Winchell's position will be filled
by Donald "Flatfoot" Macdonald. Don
joined the staff only this fall, but
because of his hard work and effort
thoroughly deserves the appointment.
Varsity came through with another two games to their
credit last week-end when they beat the McKenzie-Fraser team
on Friday and the B. & W. Oil boys on Saturday. These were the
last games of the pre-Xmas half of the league series.
Friday's game didn't end with the final whistle, but continued right on until the spectators had to pull the two teams
apart. The Varsity team had the best of the game all through
the first half and their lead was never once challenged. They
were working the ball around well and getting the ball in for basket after basket. The zone defence was well nigh impregnable
and the New Westminster outfit never scored until the last few
minutes of play. The half-time scord was 14-3 for the students.
j The second half was a little game
of foul shooting in which the University team came out second best
and the Fraser squad reduced their
lead considerably, until Wright sank
a couple of nice shots. The game
ended with a victory for Varsity and
a 27-15 score.
Intermediate 'A'
Basketmen Lose
Old Man Bad Luck, or somethin',
continued to stalk the Varsity V. and
D. Intermediate A Basketballers on
Friday night when they lost to Vandals 32-42. After leading 22-13 at
half time, the students weakened in
the final period and saw their lead
gradually disappear.
Varsity played well at the start
and Swan and Dobson between them
scored nine points before the Vandals found the basket. The boys
were playing fast basketball and increased their lead to its maximum of
13 in about ten minutes. From then
till the intermission the Vandals im-
Th. final whistle was a signal for
a fight and the Westminster team,
and quite a considerable portion of
the Royal City's younger set assailed
the victors. But after a mad scramble in which Bardsley suffered slight
damages the saner members of the
audience managed to drag the combatants apart. The Varsity team left
the town amid the cheers and jeers
of about a hundred highly excited
The Saturday game was a much
more peaceable affair, though not so
muchfof a walkaway for the students.
After  a  torrid  battle  in  which  the
,   ,, .       , local boys had to do ptenty of hard
proved somewhat but half time found/work   the   first   half   ended   with   a
Varsity still ahead, 22-13.
After the rest the Vandals played
hard and gradually crept up on trie
university squad. With about five
minutes left the hoopers from West
Vancouver had tied the score at 30-
30. In the remaining time many fouls
were called, mostly against Varsity.
Ross was sent off with four personals
score of 13-13.
The second half was a continuation
of the struggle but the University
boys proved their superiority with
that extra push that gave them the
victory. Wright played a good game
at forward, and McCrimmon showed
that he was a force to be reckoned
with at centre. But the B. and W.
squad are good, thetv is no denying
that.    They  proved  their speed  and
while other members of the team had j abllUy  when   they   beaf  Varsity   a
three against  them.    Aided  by  this week ag0 and they almMt repeated
and the fine playing of d'Easum, the
Vandals took the lead and won the
game 42-32.
For Varsity Swan and Wright
played well and topped the scoring
with ten points each. Vandals owed
their success to d'Easum who turned
in a great performance in the second
half and tallied twenty-three points.
The team: Dobson (6), Ross, Salisbury, Swan (lOt, Wright (10), Lo-
gan (2), Lafon (4). Total—32.
Cleveland Outlines
Sources of Water
(Continued from Page 1)
walled town with a highly developed
water system from the Thames.
Sand Filter
He explained how, since then, great
engineering problems have been
solved by London men. J. Simpson
in 1829, discovered the sand filter
which could greatly purify the water
of the Lower Thames which had, by
this time, become rather unhealthy
to drink. The isolation of the typhoid
germ, by Sir Alexander Houston,
contributed more to the question of
water purity, and theretore to public
health, than can be appreciated. He
proved that by storing water, for
over two weeks, all typhoid germs
will die a natural death. In London,
now, there is stored at all 'imes
enough water to give every person
on the globe a gallon of water a day
for ten days.
Problem in Los Angeles
In the United States the first water
system grew up in Boston, but the
one which controls the greatest quantity of water is that of New York.
Los Angeles, Mr. Cleveland said, was
presenting one of the greatest problems in the world. Her population
has out-grown, most startlngly, the
water supplies.
Vancouver has, however, been well
provided for, although without care
she could find herself with too low
Exchange Dope
Is Announced
(Continued from Page 1)
one at Dalhousie, one at British Columbia, ancl three at Toronto. In most
cases the saving in tuition fees more
than balances the transportation costs
involved. Applications must be handed in to the N.F.C.U.S. representative before March 1, 1934.
Several Canadian university heads
have expressed high approval of the
Exchange Scholarship Plan sponsored by the National Federation of
a supply. At the present time there
is the Vancouver Water Works Company in charge of the water rights
to Capilano and Seymour Creek..
They are proposing to build two
great reservoirs on these creeks which
will contain enough water to supply
a city of three million people.
Vancouver Well Supplied
Mr, Cleveland stated in his conclusion, which promised well for this
city, that since 1926 the Vancouver
Water Board has constantly and without much publicity, been purchasing
the water-shed area above these proposed dam sites so that now they own
99.2 percent of the land. They are
attempting to maintain for Vancouver the guarantee of pure water. With
isolated water-sheds, it will at no
time be necessary to filter or sterilize
our water.
Canadian  University  Students.
President R. C. Wallace of the University of Alberta thinks the plan
has worked well. "The important
thing seems to me to be," Dr. Wallace has said, "that students of ability be sent out as ambassadors, who
will not be so bound down to their
studies, because they find their studies difficult to keep up with, as to
be unable to mingle in the student
life. They ought to be able to bring
back to their university both sides
of the university they have visited
. . . I think we all agree that the
scheme is a statesmanlike one and
we ought to remember to the credit of
our Canadian undergraduates that
they initiated it by themselves."
President Murray of the University
of Saskatchewan, in whose opinions
Principal Wallace of University College (Toronto) concurs, thinks 'that
there are two excellent reasons for
supporting the scheme. The first
reason is educational. "There is a
great tendency for our students to
become too restricted in their outlook," Dr. Murray said. The other
reason is a national one. "I foresee
great danger of estrangement between
East and West in the years to come,
and every movement that brings the
people of the East and West together
is of great national value."
Colonel Logan
Sees Inventions
(Continued from Page 1)
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has played at Toronto for seven
years) executed a brilliant play in
this game, when he suddenly appeared behind a Queens man who
was completing a forward pass,
jumped, and stole the ball from the
hands of the Queens player, following with a touchdown for Toronto.
The Harvard-Yale game at Boston,
was played on a mild sunny autumn
day, and 50,000 people saw it. The
highlight of this game was supplied
by Locke, Harvard back, who ran
ninety-two yards through the Yale
team for a touchdown.
An amusing Incident occured in
this game when a Harvard man let
loose on the field a small pig, painted
deep blue—Yale's color—to which the
Yale mascot, a bulldog, took a dislike. The pig was finally tackled by
an enterprising student.
Bands and cheerleaders were a
feature of this game. There were
five yell leaders and one band on
each side.
Formerly at U.B.C.
Colonel Logan spent the afternoon
after the game at the home of Norman Robertson, son of Professor
Robertson of this University who is
lecturing at Harvard, on loan for a
year from the Department of External Affairs at Ottawa.
About a dozen former U.B.C. peo
ple gathered, among them being Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon Telford, John Stevenson, Jack Knapton (former Rhodes
Scholar who is teaching at Wheaton
College); Bert Imlah (one-time editor of the Ubyssey, now teaching at
Tufts College); Lionel Laing, and
Charles Armstrong, both attending
Harvard this year; Mr. and Mrs.
Heidy, the latter being formerly Miss
Wagenhauser, a graduate of U.B.C.
A Residential University
Colonel Logan spent a short time
at Dartmouth, which is a residential
University in a small New Hampshire town. Fraternities there are
University-controlled, and the Professor of Latin is also the police
court judge in the town. It is a
rich man's college, with the cost for
a nine-month session running to
about $1200. A graduate of U.B.C.
Harry Purdy, is a lecturer in Economics there.
The Library at Dartmouth has an
endowment of a million dollars, and
the amount available this year for
books is |45,000. The Library is catalogued on the Dewey method, and
every student is allowed access to
every part of the Library.
When Colonel Logan was there, a
bitter controversy was going on over
paintings which were being put directly on the library walls, in the
style of the extreme modern school.
the performance  on Saturday.
Varsity—Henderson (2), Hay (2),
Wiiloughby (2), Pringle, McCrimmon, McDonald (1), Osborne (12),
Bardsley, Wright (4), Nicholson (4>.
McKenzie-Fraser—Holmes (5), Wilson (1), McKnight, Miller (2), Douglas (1), H. Davy. A. Davy (3), Bick-
erton, Fraser  (3).   Total—15.
Varsity — Osborne (8), Nicholson
(4), McDonald (10), Bardsley (4),
Hay (3). Wiiloughby (2), Henderson,
Wright, (6), McCrimmon (4), Total
B. & W.—McLeod (2), Osborne (2),
L. Horton (3), D. Horton (2), McLean (7), Collishaw, Gemmel (8),
Thomson, Sabine. Ross (2). Total—26.
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Page Three
Varsity Meets California Christmas Day
Above you see an action photo taken al last Saturday's game between
the North Shore All Blacks and Varsity. This pho>to shows the opposing
forwards milling around the ball near the Varsity line. From the spectators'
standpoint last Saturday's game was one of the most interesting played this
year. The game between California and Varsity will be without a doubt equally interesting. Support your team and see a good game.
Touring Team Best
Of California And
Stanford "U" Men
Series of Test Matches to be Played to Determine the Team That Will Travel to
British Columbia
Former  American  Football   Players   Now
Playing English Game Are Drilled By
Outstanding Coaches
>«* »*«
Gordon Brand:
Gordie is the first team fullback.
This is his second year in senior company. Brand is a deadly tackle and
one of the surest kickers in the
MUt Owen:
Milt is a wing three-quarter. Up
till last Saturday he has been playing Canadian Rugby. Milt is a fast
hard-working player.
Chris Dalton:
Chris is another wing three-quarter.
Dalton has developed a hidden talent
as a kicker to such a point that he
can be counted on to drop the ball
over from almost any angle. He scored
the 3 points against All Blacks by
a long 40-yard kick.
Al. Mercer:
Al. plays inside next to his brother
Ken. Al. was out of the game most of
the last season because of an injured
Dave Pugh:
This is Dave's first year in Senior
company. Dave is an inside three
and one of the fastest men on the
team besides being a deadly tackle.
Strat. Legatt:
Strat. is a fast moving inside three.
He is probably the fastest man on the'
team being one of the best hurdlers
at the University besides shining on
the rugby team.
Ken. Mercer:
Ken. is captain of the English Rugby
team, This is his third season in senior division company. He occupies the
position of five-eighths. He was a
member of the All B. C. team that
went to California.
Derry Tye:
Deny is the scrum half, This Is his
third year as first string half. Tye
is considered one of the best halves
in the city.
Jimmy Pyle:
This is Jimmie's first year In the
senior squad. He is a first row scrum
John Harrison:
John comes from Melbourne, Australia where he first learned rugby.
Apparently he was an apt pupil for
although he is a freshman he is on
the first division tetm.
Ed. Senkler:
This is Senkler's third year on the
first team. Up till last^ Saturday he
was playing Canadian rugby. He generally plays in the back row.
Ed. Maguire:
Ed. is a freshman who learned his
rugby at Kitsilano High School. He
plays in thc back row of the scrum.
Bill Morris:
This is Bill's second year. Before
coming to Varsity he played in senior
company for the Ex-Tech. team. Plays
in the scrum.
Ron. Upward:
Ron is a scienceman who gained
some o, his rugby experience at Victoria college. This is his first year on
the Varsity team. Another scrum man.
Harry Pearson:
Harry is the vice-captain of the fifteen. He is one of the best breakaways in the city. He was chosen as
a member of the All Star squad that
journeyed to California last year.
According to the advance dope on the team from California
that will play here in the Christmas holidays, even the much
touted North Shore All Black team will have difficulty in gaining a victory over the visitors.
From despatches from California it appears that the visiting squad is going to be composed of twenty members. Apparently the Californians are taking no chances on injuries preventing them from fielding a strong team. Not only are there going to
be twenty men ,*n the team but those terial for the coaches to choose from
men arc going to be the pick of all but the coaches themselves are some
the English rugby players in California.
Stanford University has five teams
playing the English code. Out of
these five teams they are going to
select an all star squad that will
meet a similar fifteen from the University of California. From these
thirty all-stars there is going to be
picked a super all-star team.
These players are not going to be
elder members of the community
who have played the game in "jolly
old England" but young men who
have starred at American College
football and who have transfered
their affections to the English code.
According to rumours there is going
to be several All Americans on the
squad, including Ernie Nevers, sensational All-American backfield star.
Not only is there a wealth of ma-
of the leading exponents of the game
on this continent. The University of
California coach is named Jim Pryke.
Jim was one of the illustrious members of the famous New Zealand All
Black team which toured South Africa, Great Britain and Canada defeating all comers. The coach of the
Stanford fifteen is no less renowned.
He is Harry Maloney, former star
of the Vancouver Rowing Club who
is at present in California. When he
played here Maloney was considered
one of the best players in the city.
The test matches to determine the
final choice of players arc going to
take place during the week of Dec.
12 to 19. The California™ will leave
there home territory on Dec. 22 ond
will arrive here in tima for the first
game against Varsity on Christmas
Her. lies a man, of thought and deed
Of judgment just, of highly cultured
But one small failing mars his
silent dust-
Only for judgment was his judgment
Had   it   been   more,   had   it   through
action flowered,
Laurel,  not cypress,  had  his tomb
To rest content with judgment,
Talent shouldn't,
It must bear fruit to live, but Freddy
Alas! He's gone!  Our one and only
To hear him lecture, students used
to wedge thick
In crowded rooms.   Although he was
the door-key
That opened to us Shakespeare,
Proust and Gorki
And all the Higher Lit., he will not
I'm sure, to have his memory
In doggerel like this,  for he knew
The wise-crack, pun, and demagogic
And used them oft to lubricate the
Oil of learning that he poured much
Down our throats than else we would
We may, then, wrap our tribute in
this uncouth rind
(Like him)   to coax the vulgar to
keep cur "Doc" in mind.
So far, each grave has held a single
But now ri platoon's weight the
coffin warps,
The O.T.C. has felt Death's clammy
Dcathds dignity alone has 'scaped this
They  march and countermarch with
solemn caper,
With ghastly grin they peer through
cordite vapor;
Their  master's Death,  to aid His
ends each trains.
Death spares their bodies, but has
ta'en their brains.
Here lies one Douglas, poor unlucky
He cams to learn, but found to his
We're democratic, and the greatest
To greatest number ruled, which
meant he should
For US perform, and not play where
he  list.
So while he'd sweat, we'd yell; he'd
pant, we'd fist
Each others' backs, and roar, "WE're
great, OUR team
Has won!" And when 'twas over,
smugly beam.
He played for US. OUR glory
have drunk | But 'twas a "horse" on us—the
At that Pierian Spring so many of J workhorse died.
us funk. « —Alan P. Morley
Tickets for thc Varslty-Cal-
Ifornla game to be played on
Christmas Day will be sold by
members of the Rugby Club
during the latter part of this
week. Besides thc advantage of
obtaining a reduced rate on the
tickets, the students will have
a chance of seeing thc cream of
California and Stanford ath^
Ictes in action.
Are You Liatenin'?
Ring out, ye bells! It is being whispered about that when Ted Fiorito
winds up at the Cocoanut Grove, his
successor will be none other than
Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians. The Lombardos (rumour has
it) will take over on December 26.
What a Christmas present!
Radio's twelve best! Once again
taking the public's pulse, 'Variety'
ranks the most popular programs for
the early fall period up to November
1.   They are:
(1) Rudy Vallee Varieties.
(2) Amos 'n' Andy.
(3) Burns and Allen—Lombardos.
(4) Maxwell House Show Boat.
(5) Whiteman Jolson Revue.
(6) Jack Benny
(7) Will Rogers.
(3) Ben Bernie.
(9) Fred Allen.
(10) Jack Pearl.
(11) Phil Baker.
(12) Bing Crosby.
Fred Waring, Jimmy Durante, Ruth
Etting, Wayne King also ran.
English Rugby Club
Has Brilliant Record
The University of British Columbia English Rugby Club
and the teams it has had representing it have an interesting his-
University Rugby sprang into fame in the year 1920, when
a team defeated the famous Stanford University Olympic Cham-
pions for the World Cup, emblematic of international collegiate
supremacy. The following year, U.B.C. entered the provincial
championships, competing with Vancouver Rep., Victoria and
Nanaimo Hornets, for the traditional McKechnie Cup. To the
astonishment of British Columbia's rugby public, the students
f won the championship. For four
years U.B.C.  was successful In de-
Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Here are four more entries for the
contest: Dolphins, Sca-Dogs, Sock-
eyes. Ubys.es.
John George Hill
What People Are
Student Christian Movement (in a
circular to Faculty—"Our soul source
of revenue is contributions."
* •   •
Milt Owen (in Council): I move
th. athletes loot the bill.
• •   •
Mark Collins fditto): I am not an
authority  on  athletes foot.
Ed Wynn has written a new show
starring himself and plans to open on
B'way at end of December. His right
label is Edwin Leopold, he being a
true son of Abraham. Once attended
University of Pennsylvania, and during war sold $3,000,000 Liberty Bonds
for which he received a photograph
from President Wilson. Wynn is bankrolled by Texaco at $7500 per week.
■Irving Berlin sold papers on the
East Side an i sang in Nigger Mike's
in New York Chinatown. He can play
only on the black keys of a trick
piano—specially constructed to allow
him to transpose mechanically. In
turning out new tunes, he Intones
them out loud and experts take down
the note and score.   One of the few
persons paid for humming and hawing.
Phil Harris is quoted as saying that
thc West Coast likes 'sweet' music.
Maybe that's why he left.
What with repeal just around the
corner, many once conservative hotels
are being forced to bow to 'music
with meals.' Eddie Elkins. one of the
old school ol' Lopez, Whiteman, Lewis
and Europe, opens in the ritzy Savoy-
Plaza, to-night.
Here are the dates for
the California series:
= Dec. 25-Calif. vs U. B. C.
I Dec. 27—Calif, vs N. S. AU Bks.
|  Dec. 30— Calif, vs Van. Reps.
IDec. 31—Calif, vs Vic. Reps, (at   !
Victoria) j
Before Ferde Grofe was twenty he
was banging a piano in some of the
best honky tonks of the Barbary
Coast. He was the first white man
to reduce jazz to note and score. Took
up with Paul Whiteman in the Fairmont Hotel In San Francisco, and
was pianist and sole arranger for the
'Dean of American Music' in the Old
Palais Royal on B'way.
Six best sellers in sheet music for
October are 'The Last Roundup,'
'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,'
'Thanks,' 'Love is the Sweetest Thing,'
'Lazy Bones,' and 'The Day You Came
Alongd Song played most often in
New York for the week ending November 28 was 'Good-night Little Girl
of My Dreams,' week before ditto,
and week before 'Heaven Only
Rufus W. McGoofus, who has donned his nightcap and lit up his pipe,
preparatory to commencing on a
heavy program of study. In a statement to tho press, Mr. McGoofus said
that he would rather not write exams
than write exams.
cessary last spring. 'Varieties' will
come from Los Angeles December 14,
featuring screen celebs. He returns to
Hollywood Restaurant Januaury 18.
Jean Calloway, sister of Cab the
'Harlemanlac,' opened at Apex, Seattle, coloured night club, the largest
spot in town which can handle 900
and 12-piece band.
Stoopnagle and Budd will return to
the ether December 16 under probable
sponsorship of Pontiac.
Did you know-
Walter Winchell is a member of the
U.S. Naval Reserve.   Duke Ellington
Is in Hollywood doing a screemie, de
fending  the  trophy,  until  the  year
1925 when Vancouver won.
In 1926-27, Varsity developed one
of the most spectacular teams ever
seen in B. C. Starting out the year
poorly the boys developed into what
came to be known as the "Miracle
Men." This ream won every major
trophy possible. They regained the
World cup, by defeating the Stanford Olympic squad. After a heated
struggle with Vancouver Rep they
won the McKechnie cup. And later
to cap the whole season, the U.B.C.
held the world famous New Zealand
Maoris to a score of 12-6.
During the years 1927-28 and 1928-
29, Varsity's team suffered heavily
through graduation of many of tne
old standbys. However, the team was
not altogether unsuccessful. In both
years they came second in the right
for the provincial championships.
During the season 1929-30 another
outstanding team was developed. The
squad got off to a bad start in the
fall but finished the rugby year with
a bang. The team by virtue of a
brilliant offensive and an iron defense, won, the Tisdall cup, emblamatic
of the club championship of the city,
the Mainland cl lb championship and
the Rounsfell cup, a trophy donated
for the Club championship of the
In 1930-31 the U.B.C .fifteen won
the Miller Cup but fell before Vancouver Rep in the McKechnie series.
Last season Varsity finished well up
In the Tisdall league. The team defeated Vancouver Rep in the McKechnie cup game but lost two games
to Victoria Rep.
This year the team was rather unfortunate to be in the same league
with the All-Blacks. With the exception of the North Shore team,
Varsity has won more games than
any fifteen either in the Tisdall or
Miller leagues.
The success of the rugby team during a large part of the last twelve
years has been due to Jack Trywhltt
Rudy Vallee is leaving for the coast
to do a movie version of the current
'Scandals.' Vallee was once In the
U.S. Navy. He fell out of his hammock and damaged his schnozzle so
considerably that operation was ne-
to   Leif  Erickson   (Fiorito   vocalist)
Ben Bernie's real name is Benjamin | the present coach. It was he ihnt
Anccl Mary Pickford is expecting to | developed the "Miracle Men" during
start on the air-waves soon. Fran j the 1926-27 season. And this year he
(AU-American Girl) Frey, once with | hopes to field a team that will bring
George Olsen, is now recording with | back the McKechnie cup to the Uni-
hls own orchestra. Ferde Grofe has j versity. Trywhitt has not only an
written theme song for 'Joe Palooka,', outstanding record as n coach but
latest opus of Durante and Velez also as a player. He has played on
which show already has Durante's j all the leading fifteens uf the prov-
tune 'Hinky Dinky Doo.'   George M. I ince, and has coached more chmap*
Cohan collects 5G per broadcast from
Gulf Oil. Edwin C. Hill was expelled
from the University of Indiana for
cutting lectures. WLW will start on
Federally authorized experimental
broadcasts soon with a power of 500,-
000 watts.
ionship teams than any other coach.
During the war he was scoring ace
of the C.E.F.  team oversea:!.
Varsity have defeated Stanford
twice before and the Rugby club ask
that every student turn out to help
them make it three in a row. Page Four
Tuesday, December 5,1933
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The coming of the Christmas holidays, offers
a splendid opportunity for students to catch
up on much of their recreational reading. It
is one of the drawbacks of being a University
student, that after the full quota of lectures
have been attended, essays written, and other
Varsity activities followed, there remains
little time to indulge in reading.
A man's selection of books is an excellent
gauge of his character. One need only read
Bacon's famous Essay on Reading to grasp the
significance of a true appreciation of reading.
Students have a splendid opportunity to improve their reading knowledge in the University Library. Here every branch of the arts
and sciences is represented. Furthermore
there are many worthwhile volumes on fiction
and travel on the shelves.
With the greatly increased interest in music
in this city, the recently augmented collection
of books on music appreciation should interest
many. There are so many different fields to
explore, all those students who have an idle
moment during the holidays could not do
better than hike out to the library and give
the books the once-over.
With the last day of examinations the rushing season for the fraternities will officially begin. Every year the freshman rushing on this
campus is getting more strenuous. On 'the whole
the system is not a beneficial one.
It consts a lot of money which, many of
the fraternity members can ill afford. It means
a very strenuous social programme for both
the rushees and the fraternity members themselves that is often detrimental to both the
studies and the health of the individuals. Furthermore extreme rivalry between the fraternities is apt to detract from the common interest and loyalty that is due to the University
as a whole.
All these are known abuses of the fraternity
system. So far no one has ever provided a successful remedy. As far as this University is
concerned, the application of a little common
sense would do much to rectify the abuses.
The extreme pressure applied during the rushing season seems quite unnecessary. The pros-
pective fraternity member should be given
some opportunity to make up his own mind
free of high pressure methods.
The day of high pressure salesmanship died
out in 1929. It is about time that the fraternities realized this fact. The results in the long
run would be far more satisfactory for all concerned.
The spirit of rivalry and suspicion is greater
now on the campus between the fraternities
than ever before. Friendly co-operation would
actually do much towards creating a better
atmosphere among fraternity men. It is a sad
sign when meetings of the Inter-Fraternity
Council degenerate into a wrangle.
Rushing is an anachronism and the sooner it
is reformed or abolished the better. The best reform would be to allow each fraternity a set
nuumber of dates for parties or entertainments. These should be limited to no more than
two or three for each fraternity. These functions would allow the members to get well acquainted with their rushees without going to
the expense entailed in strenuous competitive
bidding. <As things stand at this University today, fraternity rushing as degenerated into an
unpleasant free-for-all.
We suggest the appointment of a committee to make a thorough investigation into the
rushing systems at other universities, with a
view to revising the constitution of our own
Inter-Fraternity Council.
I see Life
Tumbling crazily,
Filled with strife
Reeling dazedly.
I see Love
Sighing wistfully,
Sent from above
Taken brazenly.
I see Hate
Rumbling mournfully,
Green-eyed mate
Sniggers scornfully.
I see Death
Closing rapidly
Frost-white breath
Snatching bodily.
Class and Club
[   Exchange Ne^T] [      EX LIBRIS
Life is a number of tiny things,
Wide issues are lost, but memory clings
To those tiny, tiny things!
Things the world has forgotten long ago,
Because such things the world cares not to
I remember with ease the spring in your walk,
The impulsive eagerness of your talk.
The smile that would soften a careworn face
So full of joy, yet in perfect grace.
Ah yes—the world in chaos may moan in pain;
But that dull boom will be lost when you call
my name
In accents clear,
To me so dear.
Life is not three score years and ten,
Life is a second lived, and then—
In the silence memory brings
The parading of just those tiny things.
—Callum Thompson.
"Suppose you leave your interminable
'Epic of Apeland' for a moment," said I to
Peter, "and help me out of a hole."
Peter descended with a thud from his inspiration clouds. "Well," he demanded, "what
is it this time ? Here I am in the midst of a
flaming passage - - - "
I hastened to pacify him. "Like this it is,"
I said, "people haven't time to write these
days, and you promised me some verses long
"You shall have them," promised my literary ape, digging with paws and feet in our
drawer. "Here—and don't forget to give me
a byline."
Between, sunset and star flame
Tiptoe the children came
To the grey house in witch's wood,
And there at the door the witch stood—
O Violin.'
She was small and grey as a woodland mouse
And small and grey was her woodland house;
She called the children close to her
In a voice smooth as a cat's purr—
Sing softly, Violin.
"The owls wake and the wood grows chill,
Come in, my children, and eat your fill:
Here in my house you shall feast with me
On wild honey out of a tree - - - "
Warn them, O Violin.
So they walked into the witch's den,
The door swung quietly shut, and then
They saw what they had not seen before,
Bones of children strewed on the floor—
Weep for them, Violin.
"And now that I have you fast, my dears,
My knife shall snick off your little pink ears
For sweeter than anything else to me
Are ears of children toasted for tea!"—
Save  them, my  Violin!
From the edge of the wood he heard them cry,
A flaxen*haired fiddler passing by,
A Saxony fiddler tall and thin
With his magic fiddle under his chin—
My sweetheart, my Violin/
The owls laughed in the twisty trees
As his mystical music ran down the breeze;
He shot from his bow a music-dart
Deep into the witch's heart—
Sing strongly, Violin.
Between sunrise and star flame
Out of the wood the children came
And the magic fiddle, mocking and gay
Made songs for them all the way—
O Violin/
Mr. C. L. MacDonald of the Otis
Elevator Company will show two
moving pictures in Agriculture 100
on Wednesday noon. One is entitled
"Empires of Steel" and depicts the
building of the Empire Stat. Building. The other is "Spans Supreme"
ancl shows the construction of the
George Washington suspension bridge.
Everybody welcome,
The Classics Club meeting of Dec.
6 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held in January.
New members were officially accepted into the Menorah at a Social
held in their honor at the home of
Miss Beul.h James on Sunday evening, Nov. 26. During the business
meeting that preceded, Rabbi Samuel
Cass, guest speaker, delivered an encouraging message to the Menorah,
stressing the need of the continued
activity of the Menorah Society on
the campus.
Dancing and cards were enjoyed bv
the members and friends for the remainder of the evening.
The next meeting will take place
during the holidays.
V. C. V.
The V.C.U. took charge of the service at Alta Victa Baptist Church
last Sunday. Howard Bentall, the
president, led the singing which was
followed by a description of the
Union's work given by Miss Ruby
Williams. Two duets by Miss Audrey Reid and Miss Sophia Wide.- and
a solo by Miss Williams followed.
The president gave the main address
of the evening taking as his subject
"The Levor That Lifts thc World."
On Thursday, Dec. 31, the Union
is holding a dinner down town. Afterwards a social will be held at the
home of Howard Bentall, 469 East
10th avenue. All those interested are
given a cordial invitation. For further particulars get in touch with
any V.C.U.  member.
Book  Review
".4/rica Vieu>"—by Julian Huxley.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. pp.
At the present time—when criticism
of the British Empire as a lasting'
institution has apparently reached a '
climax, with the recent activities of
Irish and East Indian nationalists—it I
is very refreshing indeed for the
British imperialist to turn to Mr.!
Huxley's latest journalistic effort for!
a defence of the contemporary policy i
of the Colonial Office in East Africa. I
The progress of education and scientific  research  in  that part  of  the ]
so-called   "Dark    Continent"    is,    to I
say the least, phenomenal in the ex- j
treme.    In   the   course    of    sixteen
Weeks'  travel through large districts
of the four East African Territories,
thc author of the book saw research
stations   established   everywhere,   all
combined in an t.ttack on that deadly
enem>  of man i'ncl boast—the tsetse-
Medical work in Kenya receives
special treatment in Mr. Huxley's
work. Contrary to popular belief, it
has been shown that tribal lit. does
not produce powerful figures of the
type associated with Tarzan's traditional tableau.
The presence of movie films in
Uganda—nearly five hundred miles,
in a direct line, from the East African Coast—is likely to be an eye-
opener for the average American who
will persist in picturing modern Africa in terms of ancient history. The
films are used for educational purposes with great success among thc
Evidently Mr. Huxley failed to notice any ultra sophisticated "talkies"
in East Africa, while he was there—
so there may yet be hope for the future civilization of the poor benighted
The great problem in East Africa,
at the present time, is, of course,
connected with the direct and indirect methods of government cm-
ployed by Britain there. In the words
of the author, "the African administrator needs thc wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job!"
But the "Mother of Parliaments"
has not shirked her task—according
to Huxley, "The traveller in Africa,
without indulging either the false
sentimentality of jingo imperialism
or the false shame of doctrinaire
little-Englandlsm, can simply feel
proud of belonging to a nation which
does a difficult job, demanding such
unselfish devotion, honesty and hard
work, and does it on the whole so
The author's fine literary style and
the truly magnificent illustrations,
fifty in number, which are contained
in the volume, aie sufficient guarantees that "Africa View" will undoubtedly transform the wettest day
of the Christmas holidays into a period of intellectual sunshine,
Canucks Show 'Em
Headlines in ihe Gilmorehill Globe,
Glasgow University students paper,
announce a forthcoming Inter-Varsities Parliamentary Debate. What
Interested us was the screamer head
egate from Mount Allison University,
George Forsey was to adorn the Treasury Bench as Prime Minister, while
his colleague, Andrew Dysart of the
University of Manitoba, was to be
Chancellor of the Exch.quer. Nine
British universities also were to be
Just another instance of Canadians
going over to th. Old Country and
cleaning up in politics.
• •   •
Demon Rum
"University students and saloons do
not mix," declared Captain Johnson
of the Berkeley police to the Daily
Californian recently. "Students are
sent here to school and should not
be subjected to saloons." After vigorous effort the bootleggers were
cleared out of Berkeley, and the city
was made safe for the boys and girls
to drink only from the pure wells of
But now that Mr. Volstead is going
out of fashion, perhaps the worthy
captain will find it harder than ever
to keep Berkeley sacrosanct and the
wells of larnln' free from the demon
• •   •
Hear, Hear!
Sir Norman Angell has been knocking 'em down with a few pungent
comments down In Californy. In our
opinion Sir Norman is one of the
sanest thinkers in the world today,
and that is saying a lot.
Here is what he tells them.
"The voice of the people is not the
voice of God/but of a red-skinned
gentleman with a tail."
"Thc English believe that their stupidity is a gift of God—maybe they
are right, but they abuse their privilege."
"Wars arc not made by wicked
men picking on flood men, but by
virtuous men on Both sides, passionately convinced that they are right."
«   •   *
Hard Times at the Door
Down in the University of Alabama the students are not letting
Old Man Depression get the best of
them. As well as the old standby
jobs such as firing furnaces and dish
washing, there are a few novelties.
One of thc boys is a professional
pall bearer, while another enterprising student has installed a timo service on the campus. By calling hds
number on the phone one may get
the correct time, football scores,
weather forecasts or any other information to which he has access.
So far no one has tried the grave
digging profession, but we offer it
as f.ut contribution  to the gaiety of
campus life.
• •   •
Tut, Tut
Tm, tut. Tho worthy authorities
of the University of Utah were certainly shocked at the number of marriages on the campus. Psychology
professors were consulted, and at
last lifter a conference with the Dean
of Women, the reason was discovered.
There was too much promiscuity
among the sexes in the Library. Tut,
And so, now men and women students have to study separately. We
offer the suggestion that Mr. Ridington set up a matrimonial bureau
to assist library finances. If it can
be done in Utah, why not at U.B.C?
• •   •
The Prune Stone
And now the laugh is on the University of Manitoba. After all their
hullabaloo and Rpblicity over thc
famous Nordic rune stone, it has been
proved to be a f.ke. As the Manitoban succintly remarks, "It was only
a prune stone after all."
• •   *
Advice to Graduates
Is your college education a failure?
Are you still trying to find a field
for which you are best fitted? Well,
if the University doesn't offer you a
wide enough sco,:>e for your ambitions
perhaps a new school which has recently opened in New York will afford you the opportunity that will
really sho at you the line your talents
are directed along.
The institution is known as the
American Bartenders' Institute and it
is devoted to the teaching of how
good drinks are made, and what dis-
The heading of this column, as the
zero hour approaches should be "in
i the library" (Latin students can
I translate.) When once friends could
i be located in the caf., pub. office,
i Green Room, etc., now it is neces-
I sary to plod across the wintery campus, past the freezing lily pond in
j order to find anyone. It's deuced
awkward,  but everyone  is  doing  it.
Although Miss Smith sees the endless rows of chair;, filled, she knows
that they ure not there to samplt
the literary tid-bits of the reference
desk. But also knowing that even
the most serious-minded have their
zero hours she has collected this
week a series of books to be looked
at rather than read. Among them,
on all subjects, are some of the most
beautifully illustrated books ever
Many of these books will be of interest to bird lovers. In "A Year
With the Birds," by Alice Ball, is an
illustrated anthology of bird life.
"Pheasants," an account of their lives
and homes by William Beebe, contains many colored plates showing
the colorings and locations of these
birds. Other books on this subject
are "Birds of Western Canada" by
P. A. Taverner, and "Book of Birds,"
published by the National Geographic
This week works pertaining to art
are numerous and varied. These excellently engraved collections repre-
rsent the art of whole world. The
"Year Book of Japanese Art" by descriptions of the plates gives us an
understanding of an art so diferent
from our own. Among these plates
appear the usual type rather grotesque to our untrained eye, but also
are studies representing a decidedly
modern and more European note.
"Art in England" contains some
beautiful cuts of Elizabethan and
Stunt architecture and interiors.
Two collections of water colours by
J. S. Sargent, R.A., R.W.S.. and
Thomas Rowlandson, should be of
interest. Etchings are represented in
the works of James McBey and a
catalogue of the Etchings of Rembrandt. Other volumes contain ex-
ampler of Italian Art and Decorative
Art, Flemish and Dutch paintings.
The above are worthwhile books that
delight the eye but require little
mental effort.
Miscellaneous books include, "A
Hundred Wonderful Years," an account of social and domestic life
from 1830 to 1920. Somewhat amusing illustrations from photographs,
prints and newspapers of the period
give us the fashions from the elaborate Victorian days to the military
war days.
A book entitled "Wilhelm Bufch-
Buch"' is ns amusing as the Saturday
comi". strips bur* unfortunately is
written in German. Several copies
of the "Bookman," known to connoi
seurs of literature contain interesting facts about books and their authors, A large well-bound volume
gives us a description, containing
many illustrations of Buckingham
During the weeks of exams Miss
Smith plans to collect a number of
books, fiction and non-fiction, for
vacation reeding.
Students are reminded that when
taking books from the reference desk
they must leave a call slip at the
loan desk in the usual manner.
Ex Libris wishes to join with the
Lib'.'my staff in wishing everyone thr;
usual of the season. Miss Lanning
goes cne further in wishing that during the coming year that all the stu-
denti may be abli to read what they
want to rather than what they have
tinguishes one from another.
Ambitious beginners are shown the
proper manner in which to make a
Tom Collins, gin fizz, Bronx, Manhattan, dry Martini, and other favorite concoctions. Professor Roland
D. Gervin, formerly a prominent
member of the New York bar, heads
the Faculty.
The school is coeducational, but
has not as yet sponsored a football
team. The course included 30 hours
of lectures and labs a week. The
Registrar reports thit the first semester was a staggering success
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